Historical Commission seeks applications, hosts workshops for preservation grants

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Secretary of State William Galvin, chair of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, is pleased to announce that Round 24 of the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund (MPPF) grant program has been scheduled.
 
It is anticipated that funding will be in the range of the previous grant round, which was $780,000.
 
Administered by the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the MPPF is a state-funded 50 percent reimbursable matching grant program established in 1984 to support the preservation of properties, landscapes, and sites listed in the State Register of Historic Places. Applicants must be a municipality or nonprofit organization.
 
Grant disbursement is subject to reauthorization of the capital accounts and the availability of sufficient allocated funds.
 
Applications are due by March 23, 2018.
 
The Massachusetts Historical Commission will hold a series of free workshops where members of the MHC’s Grants Division will explain program requirements, go over program materials, and take questions.
 
No registration is required for the workshops, which will be held on the following dates and locations:
 
• Jan. 11, 2-4 p.m., Meekins Public Library, 2 Main St., Williamsburg
• Jan, 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Massachusetts Archives Building, 220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston
• Jan. 25, 2-4 p.m., Millbury Public Library, 128 Elm St., Millbury
• Jan. 30, 2-4 p.m., Massachusetts Historical Commission, Massachusetts Archives Building, 220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston
• Feb. 8, 2-4 p.m., Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St., Plymouth
 
Applicants are encouraged to begin compiling application materials before attending a workshop, or as soon as possible, to allow sufficient time to meet the application deadline.
 
MPPF program information, downloadable application and instructions, and directions for the grant workshops can be found at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc/mhcmppf/mppfidx.htm​.
 
For more information, call the MHC at (617) 727-8470 or e-mail Paul Holtz, co-director of the Grants Division, at Paul.Holtz@sec.state.ma.us.